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DICA Participates in Portland Lift and Move Event

In October, Lift & Move USA’s career exploration and education outreach event hosted by NessCampbell Crane & Rigging in Portland, Ore.  Industry support for the Portland event was exceptional, including major OEM’s Manitowoc and Liebherr. For the first time, the event included a self-erecting…
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AJ's Concrete Pumping Case Study

AJ’s Concrete Pumping, Vancouver, B.C. | Scott Sutherland, Operations Manager The Customer’s Business AJ’s Concrete Pumping, a division of Sutherland Concrete, operates a fleet of Putzmeister truck-mounted Z-boom pumps ranging from 58- to 24-meter, as well as High-Pressure Line Pumps. Since…
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DICA Exhibits at SC&RA Crane and Rigging Conference

In September, DICA exhibited at the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop, held in Louisville, Ky. Informative education sessions addressed practical issues such as sling angle, moving oversize loads, tool management, lift plans and more. One of the more intriguing sessions came from Dr. Jim…
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A1A Software Expands Features of 3D Lift Plan

November 14, 2018 (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) A1A Software LLC continues to improve the interface and features of 3D Lift Plan, making it easier for customers to use the crane lift planning program as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning and documentation. "We have…

Grounds to Proceed

Safety is the number one concern for crane operators. While hand signals have been established as a reliable, low-tech and universal way to improve safety during operation, it is also critical to understand the ground conditions and provide the necessary foundation support prior to the lift for maximum…

Protecting Workers from Injury During Crane Setup

In this article published in the October 2018 edition of The Utility Source, DICA CEO, Kris Koberg, talks about construction safety guidelines to protect workers from injury during equipment setup, with an emphasis on the use and selection of outrigger pads and crane pads.   In crane operations,…
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DICA Partners with IUOE to Provide Crane Setup Products at New Training Center

October 23, 2018 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) When the International Union of Operating Engineers opened its new International Training Center on 237 acres in Crosby, Texas, earlier this year, it was designed to feature the latest equipment and product technology, says Chris Treml, IUOE Director of Construction…

DICA Nominated for Iowa Legends in Manufacturing Award

DICA was recently nominated as Exporter of the Year by Midwest Partnerships as part of the Legends in Manufacturing event presented by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Midwest Partnership’s is an economic development corporation serving Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie counties in West…
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Making Safety Second Nature for your Crew

Two common psychological traits that can affect how your team responds to safety standards are; the feeling of invincibility and hard-formed habits. The more convenient it is for workers to be safe, the more likely they are to act safe. This is the principle behind Jared Raney’s article Safety…
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The Right Outrigger Pad for a Promising Boom Truck Market

Industries where boom trucks are traditionally used include roofing supply, tree removal, oil fields, steel construction, concrete, well and drilling and general crane lifting services are on an upward trend according to Fred Ross of Custom Truck and Beau Grassl of Giuffre Bros. Cranes. Growth in…